Foodie Find: Main Street Dessert Bar in Placerville
● By David Norby
Tammy Garza opened Camino’s Main Street Dessert Bar—a storefront to her successful catering service—in September. Specializing in smaller-sized tastes and minis of her delectable sweet treats—always made with high-quality, local-whenever-possible ingredients—Garza also offers a drool-worthy dessert bar for weddings, parties and other special events. Flavors here are offered “with a twist”—think savory cheese croissants with smoky bacon. The shop also serves breakfast and lunch, espresso drinks, smoothies and even homemade treats for four-legged friends. What they’re most known for, however, is their deceivably simple-sounding Chocolate Chip Cookies. On my most recent visit, I gave the hefty cookies a try. Made using butter, Guittard milk chocolate chips and crunchy walnuts, with a chewy-soft interior and baked-to-golden-brown exterior, they were definitely pinnacles of perfection. Served in the chic café with a side of friendly, homegrown hospitality—I was in cookie heaven. What’s more, Garza and her crew give back to the community; extra food gets donated to the Upper Room Dining Hall, and they participate in events annually to help feed the hungry. Main Street Dessert Bar, 3400 Carson Court, Placerville. 530-644-2554.